iDSI Stakeholder Engagement report launched by Meteos

By Becky Buell, Sophia Tickell Sep. 16, 2015

As a contribution to iDSI, Meteos undertook a stakeholder consultation through interviews with a wide range of stakeholders. The goals of the consultation were to: Solicit feedback from a diverse group of stakeholders on how iDSI can maximise its impact in support of government priority-setting. Solicit input on the form and agenda of an ongoing iDSI stakeholder engagement mechanism. The …

Towards national standard treatment guidelines (STGs) for India

Francoise Cluzeau Jul. 20, 2015

As part of its efforts towards UHC, India’s Ministry of Health & Family Welfare (MoHFW) has established a Task Force on standard treatment guidelines (STGs). This Task Force will oversee the development of authoritative, national STGs for healthcare services, including those covered by existing large scale insurance schemes, and to help expand access to care that is affordable, equitable and effective. The …

Mapping of priority-setting in health in 17 low and middle income countries across Asia, Latin America, and Africa

By Karla Hernandez-Villafuerte, Ryan Li, Adrian Towse, Kalipso Chalkidou May. 20, 2015

A new OHE occasional paper has just been published, written in collaboration with NICE International. The document aims to assess the characteristics of a sample of low and middle income countries (LMICs), in order to select a shortlist of countries in which an iDSI practical support project could have the maximum likelihood of success and possible impact. The practical support project …

NICE International visits Geneva

Apr. 2, 2015

April 2015 NICE International visited Geneva to meet with senior colleagues from UNITAID, the Global Fund and GAVI. During the meetings, we discussed the importance of demonstrating value for money of investment at both the central and national levels, especially as an increasing number of countries are transitioning to a less donor-dependent status. A growing number of countries are requesting …

Setting priorities for universal health coverage in South Africa

NICE International Mar. 12, 2015

Professor Tony Culyer, founding Vice-Chair of NICE and Chair of the NICE International Advisory Group / iDSI Steering Group, will be delivering a public lecture entitled ‘Prioritising health expenditures on the road to National Health Insurance (NHI)’ at Wits University, Johannesburg on 23 March 2015. Prof Culyer will be joining Wits University as a Visiting Distinguished Professor, working together with …

Scoping visit to Ethiopia

Jan. 2, 2015

January 2015 Associate director of NICE International Francoise Cluzeau undertook a scoping visit to Ethiopia in conjunction with the Institute of Tropical Medicine (Antwerp) and EVIDENT, an extensive network of North-South partners that aims to enhance evidence-informed decision-making and policy driven research in both health and nutrition in response to local priority concerns. The visit included meetings with the State …

WHO Eastern Medditeranean Regional Office meeting

Dec. 2, 2014

December 2014 Members of NICE International, at the request of the WHO Eastern Mediterranean Regional Office (EMRO) attended as expert advisers to the second inter-country meeting on Health Technology Assessment (HTA), held in Cairo, Egypt. We had the opportunity to present the governance and evidence collection processes within NICE, and to discuss and share experience with colleagues from across the …

NICE International meets with the Iraqi Deputy Health Minister  

Nov. 2, 2014

November 2014 Kalipso Chalkidou met with the Iraqi Deputy Health Minister, Dr Sattar Jabbar Al-Saedi along with a senior delegation from the Iraqi  Ministry of Health as part of the Ministry’s mission to improve bilateral relations regarding healthcare with the UK. During the meeting they discussed NICE International’s work on maternal mortality in India and work in China on pathways …